CMS launched Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS health care compare tools available on Medicare.gov. Medicare has just announced that it will expand the requirements for prior authorization for ambulance transport for “Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport.”
Very often we have companies that provide us with computer hardware and software support can access our computer systems. The question is how secure are our trusted partners? In this case an Orthopedic Clinic did not properly manage access to their network and it cost them $1.5 million.
Each week software developers release updates to protect you against cyber criminals. These individuals and organizations would take advantage of weaknesses on your computer to steal your data, this could include personal financial information or patient information on your practice computers.
Each week we will provide you with vital information that you need so that you can keep your computers and networks protected against these bad actors.
“I have a patient with a hereditary floating 2nd toe, secondary to joint instability and contracture of the extensor tendon and capsular tissue. I have decided that the most appropriate surgical procedures for the correction of this situation are a V-Y skin-plasty and an extensor tendon lengthening and are coded with CPT code 14040 and CPT code 28234, respectively. However, the ICD code M20.5×2 (Other deformities of toe(s) (acquired), left foot) does not seem to be listed as a potential diagnosis for the above CPT codes. Please help!”